Mr. Jaber Al-Hobash, Community Communication Specialist at the Qatar Foundation, stressed that the Foundation continues to celebrate Doha, the capital of culture of the Islamic world, for the year 2021, through various events, activities and programs, starting from celebrating the aesthetics of Arabic calligraphy, to exploring the writing of the Noble Qur’an through the ages, and promoting awareness The importance of preserving the Islamic cultural heritage.
In this context, the Qatar Foundation is keen to involve the various age groups from all parts of society in these activities, in keeping with its firm role in fostering Arab culture and Islamic heritage, while stressing the importance of promoting cultural identity and being proud of it.
In exclusive interview with” Al-Sharq” Al- Hobash said” The activities and programs that we have presented and will continue to present within the framework of the activities of Doha, Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021, reflect our belief in the power of knowledge and the importance of community participation to enlighten societies and enhance their cohesion. Our values and mission.
He added: “Our programs aim to tell and celebrate the story of the rich and harmonious Islamic culture of all times, to demonstrate the link between our ancient Islamic culture and what we live in every day in all walks of life, as well as to publicize and draw inspiration from our Islamic achievements in the past in order to strengthen our present and build our future.”
He continued: “We are proud at the Qatar Foundation of our contributions in support of the celebration of Doha, the Islamic world’s capital of culture for 2021, and we look forward to continuing to welcome everyone from all parts of society to learn, explore and benefit from our remaining fun activities this year.”
Qatar Foundation’s contributions to the celebrations of Doha, the capital of culture in the Islamic world for the year 2021, witnessed the organization of “the two lighthouses” (Education City Mosque) a program to educate children about the importance of fasting and the moral traits that they must possess as Muslims, in addition to sessions to familiarize them with the meanings of God’s names and their uses as mentioned in The Holy Quran. the two lighthouses also organized workshops to spread the aesthetic of Arabic calligraphy, and more such workshops are scheduled to be held at a later time.
“The two Lighthouses” released a series of films highlighting Muslim scientists who have contributed to the evolution of knowledge in science, mathematics, and medicine.
In turn, the Qur’an Botanical Garden, a member of the Qatar Foundation, invited members of the community to join weekly tours of the Qur’an Botanical Garden Congregations to examine how to preserve these plants for the time being and to preserve this legacy in the future, In addition to launching a competition to reflect on the verses of the Noble Qur’an and the Noble Prophetic hadith to understand the environmental and plant terms mentioned therein.
Among the events presented at the Doha events, the Islamic Capital of Culture, the Doha International Family Institute, a member of the Qatar Foundation, organized a series of seminars on marriage as one of the main components of Arab and Islamic culture. The Qatar Foundation Community Development Team also organized a virtual session on the occasion of the celebration of the Garangao, telling its historical story and highlighting its significance in Qatari culture.
Meanwhile, Qatar National Library, based in Education City at Qatar Foundation, organized a series of events to explore the Prophet’s biography of the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace. In addition to highlighting how Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr around the world; writing the Holy Qur’an through the ages; highlighting the role societies play in preserving Islamic heritage; As well as exploring Arabic manuscripts; And ways to benefit from virtual reality to preserve memory, heritage and archaeological monuments in the Arab world.
Supporting youth projects
It is through the various activities of the Foundation to celebrate this occasion, the Prize of “ Our Ethics,” where the Qatar Foundation will celebrate the winners of the fourth cycle of the Award and the winners of the second group of the School-Level Buds of Ethics Award.” Our Ethics” Prize initiative focuses on the universal morality around which most religions and cultures agree, adopted by the Holy Prophet (may peace be upon him), by supporting youth projects and ideas to that end, which reflect behaviors aimed at strengthening societies.
Among future activities and events, “Qatar is reading” organizes a program aimed at promoting reading in schools, in addition to the Family Program. This confirms the role of the Foundation in promoting a culture of reading through fun activities that are interspersed with various competitions, as well as discussion sessions entitled “Read and Rise,” in which books specializing in Islamic culture are discussed.